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    Leaf Canister question

    Hi everyone---I attached a leaf canister to my poolcleaner hose but I have noticed that the canister is on the bottom a lot which causes the bot to get tangled up. The hoses are mostly floating however..... IS this normal? I would think it would float. Other than this the poolcleaner does an outstanding job working the bottom of the pool.

    Thanks for any input I do appreciate all the valuable help I have received on this form.
    Hayward Aqua Rite Salt pool
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    Pentair Triton II filter
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    Re: Leaf Canister question

    If the leaf canister has a handle on it, you can easily attach a piece of pool noodle to help keep it on the surface.

    What's the make and model of leaf canister?
    Gene
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    Re: Leaf Canister question

    Great idea! It's a Hayward W530 large capacity. Yes does have handle.


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    Pentair Triton II filter
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    approx. 24000 gallons

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    Re: Leaf Canister question

    I've got that canister.

    But I place it 1 hose length (about 3 feet long each hose)from the skimmer, so it's always floating near the skimmer area.

    Sounds like you have yours right by the cleaner down in the water?
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    Re: Leaf Canister question

    My daughter has that exact canister. Hers was between the first and second section - it would sink under even in that position. I cut a length of pool noodle, slit it lengthwise and slipped it over the handle. No more "sinking" issue and the hose doesn't wrap around it any longer.
    Gene
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    TF-100 testkit / Speedstir - A good test kit is not an expense, it's an investment

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    Re: Leaf Canister question

    Quote Originally Posted by borjis View Post
    I've got that canister.

    But I place it 1 hose length (about 3 feet long each hose)from the skimmer, so it's always floating near the skimmer area.

    Sounds like you have yours right by the cleaner down in the water?
    No mine is about halfway between the two. I have tried all kinds of ways lol


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    Pentair Triton II filter
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    Re: Leaf Canister question

    Quote Originally Posted by proavia View Post
    My daughter has that exact canister. Hers was between the first and second section - it would sink under even in that position. I cut a length of pool noodle, slit it lengthwise and slipped it over the handle. No more "sinking" issue and the hose doesn't wrap around it any longer.
    I'm going to try that thanks!!!


    Hayward Aqua Rite Salt pool
    Dolphin cleaner/PoolCleaner
    Pentair Triton II filter
    Heater
    approx. 24000 gallons

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    Re: Leaf Canister question

    I'm going to try half way too...I've always had it by the skimmer, but it has a tendency to drift the suction robot to the deep end.

    When I don't need the canister (just light debris dust here and there) it performs much better.
    16x32 IG Vinyl, 13,000 Gals. Hayward S-244T sand filter, SP2810X15 pump
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    Re: Leaf Canister question

    I would agree. But still way more convenient than my dolphin cleaner. I hate cleaning that bag!


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    Re: Leaf Canister question

    My daughter initially had it between the first and second hose sections. A while after I did the pool noodle thing, I moved it between the second and third sections as it wasn't cleaning the entire pool. That seemed to fix that issue. She have a "The Pool Cleaner" 2 wheel model. I guess each pool and each cleaner will be different - and each has it's own quirks. It all comes down to experimentation and doing what works best for your pool.
    Gene
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    TF-100 testkit / Speedstir - A good test kit is not an expense, it's an investment

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